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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-18-2016 04:43 AM 1219 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is flame shaped tea light holder. The top is a 4 piece I/O turning from pecan wood and the base is a piece of scrap Acacia wood I picked up at the saw mill here in Az. It has a natural edge and a ring of turquoise inlaid in the top. This gave me an opportunity to use the new steady rest for the first time. I used a battery operated tea light as a real one might burn up the piece. It was design as you go project and I changed my mind on it several times.

The 4 pecan pieces were cut from this log:

They were screwed together for the first cut.
The top is screwed to the base with 2 #6 screws. The original plan was to make a bayonet base but since I can get to the switch and the battery cover from the hole in the bottom, the screws worked just fine.

It is 8” high and the base is 6 1/2” long. I finished it with Danish oil and clear lacquer.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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majuvla

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#1 posted 02-18-2016 04:48 AM

Finaly new project from you – happy to see it. Beautiful tealight, realy work of art as it should be from you.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 04:59 AM

Awesome!

First thought… a shell…

Second thought… a rocket…

Oh, a TeaLight… Very pretty!

You’re getting better at that Inside Out turning!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 07:57 AM

I like it, it reminds me of the movie the cone heads LOL

-- "The Cedar King"

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#4 posted 02-18-2016 11:51 AM

This is really something Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 02-18-2016 12:32 PM

That is a one of a kind and so very unique, I like it Jim very nice.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 02-18-2016 01:52 PM

Some nice turning Jim. I tried something like that on one of my projects but it exploded. Went with a solid flame. Gotta get some of that Acacia.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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splinterbubba

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 04:52 PM

Very nice Jimbo, looks like you are using all those parts that you’ve been waiting for, every so patiently (Ha Ha). Sure looks like a super smooth piece. KUDOS !

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 04:59 PM

Jim, Beautiful work as always!! simple, yet creative. thank you for sharing!

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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#9 posted 02-18-2016 06:11 PM

Unique design—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 02-18-2016 07:18 PM

I agree with Hillbilly this is unique Jim, is this your own design ?, the base really sets it apart
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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BobWemm

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#11 posted 02-18-2016 11:54 PM

You never cease to inspire me Jim.
Where do all these ideas come from??

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 02-19-2016 12:12 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Bruce. Yes, I got the part for the lathe and had it going in 10 minutes. It is nice to have it ready to go. I made 4 legs on it and two bowls are in there now.

Hi Pete, this is my design. It was a design as I go project. It really looks cool at night. The tea light is amber and flickers. It looks like a real flame in the dark!!

Hi Bob, the wood tells me what it wants to be while I’m turning it. This never had a plan before I started. It just happens.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 02-19-2016 12:47 AM

Coolest tealight lantern I’ve seen!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 02-19-2016 03:00 AM

Nice job. Love the color of that wood.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 02-19-2016 03:02 AM

That is very attractive and futuristic. very well done and I bet it was a fun project.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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